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EL PASO, TEXAS
December 6, 1912 14 Pages
TWO SECTION'S TODAY.
WBVriiKIC POKKC ST.
Fair tonight and Saturdav;
ID TEXftN S
Hotel Paso Del Norte the Scene of Gathering of Bright
Minds of Three States at a Banquet New York
Exposition Commission, St. Louis Finan-'
ciers and Leading Men of El Paso
Feast and Talk.
Hotel Paso del
Norte was officially
opened on Thanks-
giving day but it
was not dedicated
inttl wk tat
m. j . ..t
December 5. The
banquet in honor of
the visiting St. Louis
capitalists and the
New York members
of the San Francis
co exposition com
mission was held
and it was the real.
formal dedication of
the great new El
Paso hotel. The
-, o5incs8 and professional men
the city met with the Iead
ji -' men of the states of New York
nd Missouri and, after participating in
menu that could not be surpassed
.njwhere a sample of the capabilities
i f the new hotel they talked, over the
inc and cigars until after midnight.
James G McNar was the toastmas-ti-
and, while there were only a few
1 pared speeches, there was much
t ut vias wittj, a great deal that was
li gical and more that was epigram
t r and wholesome. The result of
tin gathering was the exchange of
it-1. citations and good fellowship be
tw een the El Pasoans and the visitors
-rd the further cementing of -the cor-
ia.1 relations that had already been
1 ought about by the social acquain
tances of the past few days or hours
that the visitc-s were the guests of El
1 a so
Tbe banquet hall, on the roof of the
i i w hotel was the scene of the fes-
i.ities the Incomparable orchestra of
'he 22d infant r. the splendid dinner.
spaikling wine, the beautifully rose
-orated tables and the general good
Hing, the inspiration Toasts were
orunk to the arm, to the visitors, to
i. en Steever. to El Paso, to St. .Louis,
.o New York, and to many of the lndl-
Mayor l eleomes Gucnts.
Maor C E Kelly was the first
speaker, and welcomed the guests to
irt best city in Texas and the city
Rita more paied streets than any other
y its siae in the United States."
Norman E. Mack, former national
3 emocratic chairman, said the first
time he came to ki paso was zv years
go on a bridal tour, and that he could
j ot then imagine the growth of the
place to the cit he found here at pres-
rit Hsaid that when Texas, New York
and Missouri joined politically as they
had dxuMUMo3fciaaggute tg
stop the political luunnme. .tie sai
LI Paso was a city with a great fu- i
ture 'lou have everything mat goes "Mexico, the largest producer of sll
tj make a great city," he said, "and Ver in the world, lies to the immediate
ci are going to have a great city, i south of lis, El Paso Is the gateway
They will go through here from mc , for passage from nation to nation: It
east to the west and come back here i3 jn the center of a valley 200 miles
again, ana meyn go xnrougn nero
rom the west to the east and they will
(. me back They can't resist El Paso."
He complimented mayor Kelly on the
oral hospitality he had extendr-1 tne
visitors from New Vork.
ew Yorker Leave.
State senator Geo. H. Cobb, of New
York said Texas had greater possibili
ties than any state in the union. "You
hae possibilities here to make you a
stae as great as New York," he de
clared "Much of the capital of New
York is coming this way and your
i nances of getting It are fine."
Mr Mack proposed a toast to mayor
Kelly and it was drunk as the New
Yorkers sang "Has anybody here seen
Kelly'" and bade goodbye to catch
their 10 oclock train.
Walter S. Clayton, president of the
hamber of commerce, on behalf of
that body next welcomed the visitors.
The welcome applied only to St. Louis,
as the New Yorkers had gone, but he
expressed his regret that they could
not remain. Mr. Clayton said the Lord
had made it a little rough when he
maJe this section, but he had made
amends by giving to El Paso the best
cl'mate in the world. "We fight among
.jurselves politically." he said, "but
when It comes to doing things for El
i'aso we all put our shoulders to the
vheel and pull for El Paso" He said
LI Paso had the biggest dam In the
world or would have when it was com
pleted the biggest reinforced concrete
building In the world, more paved
streets than any other city its size in
the world, the best climate In the
world, the best people in the world,
in fact it was difficult to find any
thing about El Paso that was imall.
lie saW Zach White wanted Bl Paso to
have one of the best iotels In the
world and asked: "Is there anything
the matter with it?" The chorus of St.
Louis noes was unanimous.
County Judge A. S. J. Eylar was in
troduced next and said he would rather
pass one ear In El Paso and die than
to live 1000 years in some other cities
h could mention. He said there were
ifues in Missouri that could boast
-reater natural advantages than St.
Louis, but the spirit of the people of
M Louis had made it a great metrop
olis. The spirit of El Paso was doing
the same thing for El Paso, he de
flared. He closed by declaring hat
the Grand Old Army of Boosters is
planting its banners on the ramparts of
ignorance and superstition, and march
ing in the highway of progress. A
booster will never go to hell," the
judge declared "because he would
muhe the place so attractive everyboay
would -want to ?3 there."
Boosters he said make communities,
and with such boosters as El Paso has
and such natura! advantages as it lso
possesses, it could not be anything but
j. great city
Thos. W. Bennett, one of the St. Louis
parts nas introduced and declared
that "no place impresses me personally
more strongly or more favorably than
El Paso." among other complimentary
things, and A. V Coles moved 10 make
Mm major of El Paso "afjer Kelly
w unts to quit ' ,..,., A
Z. T White was introduced as "he
man who gave $10 to anybody else's
one who gave W hours to anyboc'y
els,es one, in the building of the new
i,i Mr. White talked of pioneer
Uays of the days when as an ammuni- j
tion dealer in El Paso, he sold the am
munition and the revolvers that en-
forced Justice in Bl Paso, and closed by l
saj ing that he was proud of what the .
st Louisans had done for El Paso and l
(.f -vi hat the El Pasoans had done for .
themselves His continued- references
to pioneer recollections and to pioneers
personally caused much laughter and ,'
inerriment and was one of the hits of
thp e'scning .
El Paso' Resource.
H P Slater, editor in chief of The
Herald, was introduced to speak upon
the resources of El Paso." and he i
started by distributing to the visitors
maps of the United States, with a 600 ;
mile circle drawn about El Paso, to J
how Its extensive trade area, showing
that there was no other competing city ,
In the entire district, a territory that ,
an rover be taken from us."
"This is the keynote to El Pasos J
success," he said. Tf you will take up
the map. you will notice that every
1260 miles there is some strategic place
of importance. In crossing the United
States. El Paso happens to be one of
these points. St. Louis is f nlles
awar nn one side: New Orleans on an-
--- ol "S i ,o,. Thorn
are other important points within these I
distances, hut these are the great cen- j
ters and always will be. i
ULtiUr, con j.-,awotu w ..... ..
Similar Radius to BI Paso.
-mow iae your map, auu. uwwi i
Slrcle,l!Lne ? .!" 4,.Yie S '
from El Paso to.Yuma, Ariz., or from
5L0,nVO",OAS;-n?:'them. fled to the surrounding hills.
iiiMicij u .,,.. , V , Xn ViWX
within this circle, more, than 1,000.000
square miles In area there Is no other
city so large as El Paso, or so impor-
tant commercially, either in the United
States or In Mexico.
"With the same radius of GOO miles
by railway travel, take Knoxvllle, Tenn.,
as a center and describe a circle; this
circle, of equal area to that in which
El Paso absolutely dominates, embraces
parts of 19 different states. 11 of them
entirely; the circle passes through Chi
cago and Detroit on the north. Balti
more and Norfolk on the east. Includes
half of Florida with her two chief
cities, passes through Little Roclt Ark.,
and encloses St. Louis. This circle, the
same size as i inat m wmen r.i i-aso
dominant, extends from central Mis-
souri Into the Atlantic ocean, ana irom .
"There are immense opportunities in J
this great region. New Mexico has i
400.000 population Italy, of smaller j
area and with no greater resources, has
33,000,040 people. We don't want 33.
960.00 people for 'New Mexico, but
there is room for three or four million.
The British Isles, not as large as New
Mexico, have 4E.OOD.000 people.
Some "El Paso Products.
"East of El Paso, Texas produces one
fourth of the world's cotton supply;
west of El Paso, in the "closeln dis
trict to El Paso, is produced one-fourth
of the world's copper; two-fifths of the
copper of the United States is produced
in the "closeln' area about El Paso.
Seventy million dol'irs a year from this
one industry. Ar ona leads all the
American states in copper product; and
some of the richest reserve deposits of
copper In the world lie near til paso
t V.m "f.vt.w. TtK& 171 "Doer. emaHoi
i "" c-.v , 2-nr ;;;;
I itself turns out l-20th of tne total
' American copper product.
"New Mexico nas more coal then any
other commonwealth In the union. New
' Mexico alone could supply the United
m t huw u i n .n ui.i .v,
all for the future. - I
long, and me United Slates government
thinks enough of the valley to spend
here $10,000,080 building the greatest
dam In the world. U'nere are iv.buu
square miles of piney woods in New
Mexico and Arizona, the largest body
of pine timber in the United States.
Southwest of El Paso lies the largest
and finest pine forest in Mexico. The
Mexican lumber is now being shipped
to El Paso, to be converted here into
finished products In the largest and
most modernlv eauiDDcd finishing mills
in the world, whose product goes all i
over the world, and is sold rlgnt into
the famous timber districts of our own
and other countries.
A Railroad Center.
"Consider the railroads In the south
west The railroads drain from every
direction into El Paso Not only the
trunk lines, but even the feeders slope
towards El Paso. There is no other city
west of the 100th meridian as great a
railroad center as El Paso. This is due
largely to the topography of the coun
try, to the ability of the engineers to
cross tne great mountain ranges here
with the least possible grade. Two
great agencies have been working for
EI Paso. One was God Almighty; the
other has been man. God Almighty put
many advantages here and man has
taken advantage of them. The pass
here was depressed by the Creator an!
the railroads took advantage of it Near
ly half the transcontinental railroad lines
pass through El Paso, and yet the best
location from the Mississippi river to
the Pacific coast still through El
Paso is left open and it is said that
the Pearson company will take It. The
proposed Pearson line from El Paso
across tne Pecos vaiiey or isew aiexico
will give a route 250 miles shorter be-
LWL-eii ol uuuia auu .i ruv aim ll miw i she asked who it was. Receiving no
a. direct line be built from here to reply, she sent her 14 jear old 'grand
San Diego the through route from the daughter to the door. When the door
Mississippi valley at St. Louis to Pa- as opened she savs the men rushed
clflc tidewater will be the shortest on into the room. Immediately they began
(Continued on page 6).
Flashlight photo of guests and El Tasoans at banquet in Hotel
Demanded 19 Young Girls
- and, When Refused, Raid
and Loot the Place.
REBEL BAND AT
Mexico City, Mci., Dei 6. The town
of Valle del Bravo, state of Mexico, was ;
nr-tlpIv dp,troved todav hv Zauata 1
practlcaiij nestroyea toaay Dy z.apata i
rebels "under the command of Genovevo
! de La O. because the inhabitants re- )
i - . - . . .. .
fused to deliver over to tnem is joung
The inhabitants, anticipating that
.. rebe,s wouid wreak venceance on
leaving tne town entirely aeserieo.
They are to be suffering frdm
cold and hunger.
Tne rebels appeared before the town
and sent a demand to the civil prefect
lor the delivery of the girls, declaring
that in case or reiusai tney wouia sacis
After consulting with leading citi
zens, the prefect advised them to re
fuse the rebels' demand and told them
they had better take to flight. Few of
them took more than a blanket and a
limited supply of food with them
A body of rebels who attacked the
mining town of Temascaltepec. near
Toluca, the capital of the state of Mex
ico, was repulsed by the rural guards
with a loss of 20 Killed ana many
wunded. The federal casualties have
. . nnrtpd.
OROZCO S ADDS ARE
ACTIVE IN DURANGO
Indlo Mario Captures inn Juan del Rio
Chcche Campos and Luis Cnro
Have Force Estimated nt 2000.
Mexico City. Mex.. Dec 6. The ex
traordinary activity of the rebels in
the state of Durango. commanded by
men nnep -nromlnent In Orozeo's army
in Chihuahua, is taken here as another j
indication that orozco again is airect
ine an organized campaign.
Two hundred rebels under Indlo Ma
rio have captured the town of San
Juan Del Rio. after defeating the gar
rison of 70 men. The federal garrison
of 500 men at Casas Blanca. a few
miles north of Durango and about 0
miles south of Sari Juan del Rio may
be sent to reoccupy the town. Both
places are on the railway.
Cheche - Campos, and Luis Caro are
operating in the same part of the state
and hae occupied -with little resist
ance such points as they desired. Re
liable estimates place ths number of
their men are from 1500 to 20O0.
Gen. Tellez will be left in Chihua
hua,, instead of being dispatched south f
as the-war department imeaeea.
IN SINALOA STATE
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Dec 6. The state
of Sinaloa continues to enjoy Immunity
from rebel operations except for one
small band In the district of San Igna
clo near the Durango line, and another
band of 'about 70 rebels operating near
Panucp in the district or Concordia.
This latest band raided the village of
Coyotes last week and disarmed a few
state rurales who were supposed to
defend the place. State volunteers were
sent out' from Concordia in: -pursuit if
the rebels who went towards the moun
tains. Americans are beginning to return
from the United States and several have
already started to work at their
ranches. Some ore Is being handled
through Culiacan for the El Paso
smelter as the result of Americans
again starting work in the mines.
Gov. Felipe "Riveres Is preparing to
make a trip to Mexico City to attend
the conference of governors which has
been called to discuss projects for the
pacification of the country. He will
be substituted by Sr. Lopez Portlllo,
the prefect of Mazatlan. -who was des
ignated by the state legislature for the
SEARCH OROZCO HOME
Wednesday afternoon, seven Ameri
can men stood on the siaewalk, appar
ently on guard, and five others, some
armed, forcibly entered the home of
Mrs. Pascual Orozco, sr., on Florence
street, near Third, and made a thorough
search of It Chairs, beds, trunks and
other furniture were upset by the
According to the story Mrs. Orozco
Tnpn nnnrnaphon no- nmieA
and when they knocked on the door.
(Continued on page 5.)
TO VISITING NEW YORK MEN
ST. LOUIS MEN
He Says Independence For
Philippines Should Not Be
Granted at This -Time.
LAW; ARMY AID
IN PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
The plan of currency reform' out
lined liy the monetary commission.
Amendment of the law, to lessen
the penalty when corporations inad
vertently disobey the corporation tax
Congressional -(approval of plan of
army reorganization prepared by ! the
war dollege last spring.
1 The passage of a militia pay bill
increasing compensation to the mili
tia in the- Cel L
Regulation of water power grants
so that navigable streams might be
improved by water power companies.
Elevation of Col. Goethals, builder
of tbe Panama canal, to a major
A return to the policy of two battle
ships a year by the appropriation for
three battleships this year. (
Authority to the United States su
preme court to make rules of pro--eedure
in common law cases in fed
eral court to expedite and lessen the
cost of litigation.
He disapproved the following:
Autonomy ami independence in
eight years for the Philippines.
Amendment of the Sherman anti
He made no recommendations for
tariff revision, stating he "would
leave that subject to the incoming
Washington. D. C, Dec. 6. President
Taft will make no further effort to
have congress reducer the tariff. In a
"general" message to congress, submit
ted today, the president clearly Indi
cated his Intention f leaving further
sarif revision to Jfib Wilson and the
w Jtoaf a newjeongress has been
'-a? nfttform or tarlff'for
revenue only rather than a protective
tariff and is to revise the tariff on
that basis,' said the president, "it is
neerless for me to occupy the time of
congress with arguments or recom
mendations in favor of a protective
This message, the second submitted
bj- the president since the present ses
sion began, will be his last of a can- 1
eral character. It dealt with eTery de- i
partment ot tne government except the
state department, recommended much
of the legislation which Mr. Taft prev
iously had urged upon the attention of
congress, and took up and discussed at
length several subjects comparatively
Mr. Taft came out strongly against
independence for the Philippines, pro
posed, he said. In a bill now before con
gress. He deprecated the new policy
of one battleship a year instead of two;
and indorsed again the scheme of cur
rency reform proposed by the national
Conservation was lightly touched,
the president recommending the amend
ment of bills now before congress so
that water power companies which dam
navigable rivers will contribute to the
improvement of these streams.
The Sherman Lair.
He declared that no radical change
in the Sherman anti-trust law was
needed, and praised the supreme court
for its recently announced changes in
rules of equity procedure. In this con
nection the president asked congress
to pass legislation which would allow
the supreme court to formulate rules of
procedure under the common law In
federal courts and predicted that such
araon ivoum iaciiuaie justice in tnose
courts and reduce the cost of litigation
to the public.
The Panama Canal.
Tbe Panama canal was dismissed in a
few words, the president prophesying
its opening in the latter half of 1313.
He took occasion, however, to declare
that congress should reward the work
of Col. Goethals by an appointment as
major general with the provision that
he become chief of engineers when tbe
term of the present incumbent expires.
He made only a brief reference to the
(Continued on page four)
AT HOTEL PASO DEL NORTE
Paso del Norte Thursday night, photo
El Paso Is Scene of Beauty
With iy2 Inch of Snow
on the Ground.
DRIVEN TO COVER
CoL Lane, weather
calls It frozen rain.
The poets call it
"the beautiful, etc,"
What the pedestrian
public called It Fri
day morning would
not be nice to print.
It's some little
town that can scare
up a regular snow
storm in the south
for the delectation
of a bunch of Illus
trious and Demo
cratic visitors from
two other big cities.
That is what El Paso
dm xiiui-sc&y night, as witness the
blanket on the ground Friday morn
ing. Some time In the little morning
this, equally little snowstorm came
romping into town from the east, a
belated, member of the triumvirate of
New York and St. Louis visitors. Just
wlien it arrived no one who was home
in bed knows, and those who were out,
refuse to tell after the age system
played by the female of the species.
The. night cop on the plaza beat says
It started to snow shortly before 3:30
oclock Friday morning.
AVintry Scene Presented.
It was some little winter scene that
was presented free of charge Friday
morning when the crowds started
downtown for the daily grind In the
marts of trade. The Mexican moun
tains were covered with white and the
Franklins were wrapped in a snow
cloud of fleece to keep the foot of
ML Franklin warm. When the cloud
lifted later in the day, the scenic ef
fect was the equal of the California
mountains with their profile outlined
in white. Before the traffic started
the streets and walks were covered
vq&th snow and the parks, with their
terraces of white and the trees pen
ciled in white, made a. picture as
pretty as the winter scene on the front
of an old fashioned fluecap.
Porch sleepers were either driven
in or under cover by the snow, which
beat In 'on beds and covered even
the alarm clock's face with snow. The
snowstorm was accompanied by a
brisk wind, which drove the snow in-fa-
every corner of the exposed places.
r- k-PJcntyv- Rntjrot.p Mnclu , ,
At that, there was but one and one
half inches of snow fell during the
night and early morning, according to
CoL Lane's estimate. This is no more
than fell on Dec. 14, 1911. However
it was sufficient to have the old in
habitants, including Capt Major, the
exofficio weather prophet, to , remem
ber that more than eight inches of
snow fell on November 19. 1906. The
accompanying temperature at 6 oclock
this morning was, 29 above zero, or
three degrees below the freezing
point. This, the lpcal weather man
explains, is the difference between
rain and snow. Had the temperature
been above 32, it would have rained
and nothing stronger than "darn"
would have been said by the public
with a hole in its off shoe. Reduced
to acre feet of water, this snow
amounted to six one hundredths of an
Few Autos In the Morning.
Downtown the smooth shod express
and dray horses slipped and slid on
the half melted snow, the army trans
port wagons skidded around corners
with their soldier chaperons wearing
the yellow cavalry hood down over
their ears, and the motormen shivered
between runs at the transfer plaza.
Thinly clad Mexican laborers hurried
though the streets. Autos were sta
bled unless equipped with tire chains
as an antidote against skidding. Few
autos except the for hire cars were
on the streets Friday morning. The
streets were sloppy with melting
snow and the north Oregon storm
sewers were running full with the
snow water. A force of street clean
ers was at work Friday morning clean
ing the walks In San Jacinto plaza and
many private, enterprises of similar
character were carried on In front of
the business houses.
All in all. It was a nifty young
snow and was appreciated by a snow
hungry populace, for it made the
fair weather stuff all the more ap
preciated In a winter clime where
tsnow is the exception and not the rule.
Free Coal and Wood.
While the cold weather continues
(Continued on Page Seven.)
by Hamer fceott.
J BEAWflTOl. iNOWl
MBERSON SAYS G
Declares on Witness Stand in 34th District Court That
Casey Wanted Him to Call His Brother Out, and When
He Failed, Casey Went in, Cursing His Brother
as a Coward Says When He Shot,
Casey's Arm Dropped.
G. W. Amberson testified on the wit
ness stand in the 34th district court
Friday morning that J. P. Casey shot
and killed his brother, Wm. J. Amber
son, on the night of Aug. 3. He also
said that he fired one shot at Casey as
Casey was coming out the door and
that Casey dropped his gun and his
arm fell by his side. Casey was wounded
in the arm on that night.
This was the most important testi
mony brought out by the prosecution in
the first day of the trial. Efforts were
made by the defence to tangle up the
witness in regard to whether or not a
light was burning in the back room on
the night of the killing. He admitted
that he might have testified at the
preliminary hearing that there was no
light there but stated that there posi
tively was one there.
W. C. Wickenshire, one of the jurors,
asked if he might be permitted to ask
a question. Leave was granted and
he asked' if the back room, which the
witness said was used as a garage and
repair shop for tbe messenger com
pany's automobiles and bicycles, was
used for any other purpose. The wit
ness replied that It was not.
G. W. Amberson a farmer, of Doug
las, Ariz., father of V. J. Amberson. sat
near the state's attorneys early during
the morning but later moved back to
a seat in the body of the courtroom.
The heavy snow caused water to leak
through the ceiling on the jurors and
Judge Dan M. Jackson had the jury
moved to the west side of the court
room. Three witnesses were examined at
the session which began at 9:30.
J. C. Darecy First "Witness.
J. C Darcey, assistant auditor of the
city schools, who resides -at 315 East
Franklin street, was called as the first
witness and testified:
"I was at the Bellevue Messenger
service the night of the killing. I saw
W. J. Amberson sitting at tLe desk. A
man came in the direction of the corner
of Campbell street on Texas street to
the Bellevue Mesenger office then next
to the corner of Kansas street, on the
north side of the street.
"That man was dressed in a. light
suit and was of a build similar to that
of Casey though I could not say posi
tively it was he. He had a sun of some
kind held In his right hand at his side.
As be approached at an angle where ha
could see through the window he raised
the gun. Then he lowered it and ap
proached closer to the building. About
that time I left J heard five or six
"I -went track to the Bellevue, found
Will Ambersoa lying back against the
partition. He was still alive. I straght--aaed
his head. -fweitrt the--heap!tal
with him and on. the way. he died.
"The man who had the gun stopped
on the car tracks."
There was no cross examination of
Saw Man With Gun
Hal Wadlelgh, who works at the
Tip Top Messenger service, then testi
fied: "I was in front of the Bellevue office
the night Bill Amberson was killed. I
saw a man in Ills shirt sleeves come
with a gun. He raised it Darcey tapped
me on the shoulder and said 'We
GOVERNORS REPUDIA TE
'TO HELL WITH CONSTITUTION' HE SAYS
B LEASE ON LYNCH LAW
Richmond, Va., Dec. 6. A sweeping
resolution repudiating the remarks of
governor Cole L. Blease, of South
Carolina, In support of lynch law was
adopted by the gevernors conference
today by a vote of 14 to 4.
Governor Blease, defending himself,
snapped his fingers in the faces of the
other governors and declared that he
cared not one whit what the conference
did or left undone.
"Four times this morning has my
life been threatened for my utterances,
declared governor Blease. "I watrquot
ed yesterday as saying 'to hell with
the constitution.' I say now to all the
governors of the states and to all the
people of the United Stated what I
said then." '
The conference was thrown Into an
Governors of Alabama. Wyoming,
Missouri. New York, Maryland and
Wisconsin denounced the South Caro
linian In strong terms for his utter
ances. Governors of North Carolina.
Arkansas. Connecticut and Idaho voted
against the resolution.
Oppose Slob Violence.
The resolution adopted was presented
by governor Mann, of Virginia, as an
amendment to the one offered by gov
ernor O'Neal, of Alabama. It reads as
Rn1ved: That It is the sentiment
of the conference in session at Rich-
mono, va., loaay mai me wiimo v"
MOYE BUYS ZEIGER
HOTEL TO BE WRECKED SHORTLY
FOR A BANK HOME:
E. Moye bought the Zeiger hotel t
property from Fred and William
Fenchler for J1&G.Q80 Friday morning.
He will build a modern bank building
for the Union Bank and Trust com
pany within the next two years, to cost
$200,000 or more.
This deal is said to have been the
largest single real estate deal ever
made in the history of the El Paso
buslness district It was made by !
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has a frontage of 130 feet on South I
Oregon street and 128 feet on West
Overland street. It contains 15,600
square feet and sold at the rate of $9 62
a square foot, which is considered ex- '
ceptionally cheap for property In this
vicinity. The Fraternal Brotherhood
building, on the opopsite corner of the I
same street intersection, owned b Mrs. i
Hammett, sold recently for S 93 a
square foot and was resold for $10 71
a square foot
Since the consolidation of the Ameri
can and First National banks. Mr.
Moye has been looking for a location
upon which to build a home for his
bank. He was planning at one time to
buy the corner on San Antonio and
Oregon street which Is occupied by
Bryan Bros', store. He also consid
ered a number of other downtown prop
erties and bid $290,008 for the American
National building, which was finally
bought by the First National bank for
For the ptesent. Mr Moje says that
the Zieger will continue to be run as a
hoteL it is one of the oldest hotels in
HE SHOT ESSE!
don't want to see anything like this.
W went to the Acme Messenger ser
vice on Stanton street"
On cross examination he said he
thought Darcey was assistant city au
ditor in Aug., 1912.
Did Not Recognize Man.
C W. Lorenx, the third witness, who
conducts a dental supply business in
the Herald building, testified. "I was
across the street from the Bellevue the
night of the killing.' I saw a man stop
and speak to someone on the sidewalk
and then go in. I think he told that
man to keep out and not meddle. X
think he then said 'Come on out Am
berson.' I believe be had a gun. I did
not recognize him then nor could X
"We started down the street to ge
a policeman when. I saw him go in. X
heard several shots. It seemed the
first were rifle shots, somewhat muf
. fled. I did not see any shooting. I
did not know Amberson or Casey."
Water was dripping on the jurors
from the ceiling and they moved overv
Is Cross Examined.
On cross examination Lorenz said:
"I saw no shooting at all. I only
heard it I remained in back of a.
telegraph pole until all the shooting
was over and then I went back. I waa
probably 25 or 50 yards south of tha
Bellevue when the shooting started. J
believe there were three rifle shots and
four pistol shots. It seemed to me all
rifle shots were fired before any ot
the pistol shots were fired.
"I am almost 22 years old. I had
never seen any shooting affray before.
I was not badly frightened, but I got
out of the way. I did not see any
shot fired. I saw Amberson brought
out on a streteher. H. L. Howell and
J. B. Blnkley were with me. I hava
bunted quite a little. I have not had
experience with pistol and rifle shoot
ing inside a building. There was somi
intermission between the firing of thq
first three shots and the four that foli
"When the shooting started I was al
most opposite the messenger office. J
could not see tne men shooting.
"I saw the man with the rifle eutei
the building. I think be had the gun
in both hands pointing down. I was in
back of several poles while the shoot
ing was going on I kept moving from
one pole to another getting aways as
fast as possible."
At 10.30 a recess of 10 minutes wa4
granted so the jurors could he moved to
the opposite side of the court room as
water was leaking down on them.
Says Casey Killed His Brother.
G. W. Amberson. better known as
"Jack" Amberson, brother of the de
ceased, was the next witness. He
Lteet9d: 4$p-bnM)uurW "VW-JAjsbr-
son. is dead. He was Shot. John P.
Casey shot him with a rifle. I was on
the curb of the sidewalk when Casey
came up. He had a gun. Casey said:
'Is Will Amberson In there?' I said:
Yes.' He said: Tell hln td come
out' I asked. 'What's the matter. Mr.
Casey?" Casey said: We had trouble.
Go in and tell -him to come out' I said:
'No.' He said: 'If he doesn't come
out he's a cowardly " I said:
That doesn't make any difference ' He
said: Then I will go In and get him
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of the several states should be used
whenever necessary to protect persona
accused, of crimes on womanhood,
against the violence of mobs and to
provide for speedy, orderly and Impar
tial laws for the protection of life and
groperty be duly enforced and respected,
y all the people."
BIeoses Life Is Threatened.
"I hold in my hand, said governor1
Blease. as he rose to defend himself,
"the fourth letter threatening my life
that I have received today. I was hand
ed that just now by some one I don't
"It doesn't matter." continued gov
ernor Blease, "I speak nobody's opinion
but my .own. The newspaper headlines
have misrepresented me. When X
spoke about the marriage of Jack
Johnson in Chicago, I did not say ha
would be lynched in South Carolina:
I did say that the laws of my state
forbade the marriage, and I did say
that I did not know. If the roarriaga
had been performed in South Carolina,
whether the law protecting him would
have been possible of enforcement or
"Now, what I meant to say to you is
this: I don't care one whft whether
you adopt this resolution or not You
may expel me for all I care. On the
21st day of next Jfanuary I will begin
my second term as governor. On the
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the city and has been the home of cat-
tlemen of west Texas and Arizona,
I wnue in ai i-sa jr .no e says nc
has not yet decided upon his plans for
the new bank building, but expects to
wreck the Zieger building and erect
i a modern bank building, which will be
one of the finest in the southwest
IKayser Buys Statcn Home.
Dr. Burleson Staten has sold his Mou-
tara street residence to Edgar Kayser,
n h ITie Uaflnn.l K.nlr ft tft AAA
Ir. Staten has contracted for two lots
on North Mesa avenue, near the rim
of the mesa, and will erect a J5O00
bungalow home there. In exchange Dr.
Staten bought 130 acres of land la the
Canutillo district of tie upper alley
from W E Butler for J27.OO0.
Block ScIIm for see.
Broaddus and Le Baron have sold for
H. B Stevens block 90. in Alexander s
addition. E. M Whitaker and J. F.
McKensie were the boyera. The con
sideration was $6M0.
The same firm sold for Mrs. H. M.
Mundy a corner on Olive street to Wil
bur Snow for $300
Thomas S. Hannifin has bought lots
13. 14, 15 and 1, in block 67, Govern
ment Hill from Broaddus and Le
Baron, for $735
Cottase Is Sold.
Mrs. Marv Irwin has sold to A. il.
Saer the four room brick cottage at
715 Federal street. Highland Pwt The
selling price was $1500. Hawkins Bros
made the sale Mr Sayer is connected
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